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Visiting Berlin Oct. 15th-recommendations please?

Thank you

Sep 25, 2014
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Visiting Berlin Oct. 15th-recommendations please?

We might give Mr Hai Kabuki Sushi a try, I'm told this Sushi spot is better, have you tried this "Linguafood"?

Sachiko Sushi
Grolmanstrasse 47, 10623 Berlin, Germany

Sep 25, 2014
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Visiting Berlin Oct. 15th-recommendations please?

Yeah, "Fischer's Fritz" is quite fine dining, to pricey for our dinners. Plus I enjoy a meal with good portions, this spot has dishes that look like a work of art and the food is the size of a coin.

Sep 23, 2014
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Visiting Berlin Oct. 15th-recommendations please?

Can you recommend a Sushi/Japanese or Seafood Restaurant you enjoy for a dinner near the Tiergarten area?

Sep 23, 2014
Hypnotic23 in Europe

Visiting Berlin Oct. 15th-recommendations please?

We narrowed our dinner spots to these, unless anybody can suggest a better Italian or European cuisine?

Katz Orange (Spot in the old Church we dined at once and was wonderful, hip bar too)

http://www.katzorange.com/en/

Da Baffi (Best home cooked Italian in Berlin and wonderful wines
)
http://dabaffi.com/

http://www.yelp.com/biz/da-baffi-berl...

MitterHofer (German home cooked meals
)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/wirtshaus-zum...


JOLESCH (Modern European & Austrian home cooked dishes
)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/jolesch-berlin


Ula Japanese/Sushi in Mitte

http://ulaberlin.jimdo.com/reservation/

+49 30 89379570
Anklamer Str. 8
10115 Berlin
Germany
Mitte

Sep 23, 2014
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Visiting Berlin Oct. 15th-recommendations please?

Thank you "LinguaFood" all my great spots I learned from you over the years. This will be our 5th year visiting Berlin.

Can you suggest any Italian dinner spots within a cab ride from our hotel please?

Sep 23, 2014
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Visiting Berlin Oct. 15th-recommendations please?

Hello-

It's been a couple of yours now and I'm returning to Berlin for a business trip Oct. 15th-19th and would love some dinner suggestions.

We'll be staying at:

Hotel Berlin Berlin
Lützowplatz 17, 10785 Berlin

cabs are fine within 20-30 minutes from where we stay.

We enjoy:

-German/European cuisine
-Italian
-Seafood

Looking forward in hearing some new spots to dine at please :>)

My favorite spot from 2 years back suggested by members on here was:

-Katz Orange (My # 1 spot)

-trattoria paparazzi - nice comfy spot ( first italian restaurant to open in east berlin during the communist era, lots of history)

-Filetstueck -wasn’t impressed at all, terrible steaks & ambiance

-www.sage-restaurant.de (this was a unique spot, something different to try once)

-Lutter & Wegner (Very nice, upscale & elegant at the Sony Center in Pottsdam Patz

)

-Jolesch & Mitterhofer (I still want to try the pig, wasn't able to visit last year? I hear this is the best for German comfort food and pork?)

-Royal Grill (was terrible & overrated and overpriced)

-Etreconte (great spot, french food & steaks)

Thank you,

Stuart

Sep 22, 2014
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Monster Noodles (Valley Village)

Thank you for giving it a shot, I feel the same way, stick to one ethnicity you know your good at, don't combine 4-5 styles in one, it never works. I could walk to this spot and was so hoping it would be decent. Luckily we have the best Thai restaurant around the corner, Teya Thai on Laurel by Chandler, if you haven't tried that your in for a treat, the owner Teya will greet you at the door, say Stuart sent ya ;.)

Aug 23, 2014
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Monster Noodles (Valley Village)

Just noticed Monster Noodles is now open in the former Tang's Chinese location on Magnolia & Laurel. Curious if anyone's tried it yet to share input? Seems no restaurants survive in this strip mall location. I walked in to grab a menu and they cater to all styles of Asian cuisine. Also next store to them in the former Amir's Lebanese will be the Macaroni Truck's actual dine in location. Any feedback would be great.

Aug 23, 2014
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2 new restaurants coming to Valley Village:

In the little strip mall on Laurel Canyon & Magnolia by the Bank of America, 2 new restaurants open up next month:

-Monster Noodles (all noodle house)
&
-Everything Macaroni (I assume various dishes based on the name)

Lets hope they're good, always nice to see new restaurants open in the area.

Aug 03, 2014
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Gordan Ramsey's Restaurant in West Hollywood?

We ended up dining here, the bill was over $500 for two, we did leave satisfied. Starting the night off over some of their signature martini's in the bar. My favorite was the "English Rose" at $15 a pop, while listening to a beautiful live lounge singer. Then we were seated and our food experience began. Each dish we had we had them split the portions in half for my colleague and I to both enjoy & try a variety of dishes. First dish was the Char grilled Octopus salad which was very tender and cooked just right. Second course was the Risotto with mushrooms topped with a fried shrimp's head (similar to when you order sweet shrimp at a Sushi Bar) it was divine. Third course was the black cod in a miso sauce, we loved it. From there we had a side of the roasted cauliflower you dip in a mint yogurt which cleansed our pallet. Now for our final dish, Gordon Ramsey's signature dish the Beef Wellington, 4 slices for $100 which melted in your mouth. For dessert we tried a chocolate roll and the sticky toffee pudding. Was really looking forward to this dessert just was the one thing which didn't stand up to par. After dinner we checked out the amazing club on the roof and pool party. Was a wonderful evening and the London Hotel is a hidden gem!

Jun 19, 2014
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Gordan Ramsey's Restaurant in West Hollywood?

For a business dinner tonight, we wanted to dine at Hell's Kitchen. It seems the only location by Gordon Ramsey is in the London West Hotel on San Vicente. We made reservations for this evening. Any must try dishes? Would love some feedback for this evening-Thank you in advance

Jun 18, 2014
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Best hard tacos?

This is my neighborhood too, Valley Village, you will thank me once you try these hard shell tacos at El Taco Loco on Laurel Canyon & Chandler. I order their 3 King size hard tacos al pastor, my photo will speak for me. It's the only thing I order here over and over

Jun 01, 2014
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Sattdown Jamaican Grill (Studio City)

Actually they serve various vegetarian soups and do have various Vegi Plates, see menu:

http://sattdownjamaicangrill.com

May 11, 2014
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Sattdown Jamaican Grill (Studio City)

Here's my input, just gave it a try and tried a variety of dishes. Upon sitting down I was looking forward to a beef patty, though they were already sold out and I ended up with a Jerk Chicken Patty (See photo) to start with, it was tasty and I would try the beef flavor next visit. For my entree I chose the combo, 1/2 Oxtail & 1/2 Goat Curry, both had a lot of bones which is to be expected just the pay off was they packed a lot of flavor which went great combined with the red beans & rice. The plantains were very thin which I would of enjoyed cut a bit thicker. Overall, this dish was delicious and I would get a full plate of Oxtail in the future. Now for dessert, I was eagerly awaiting this bread pudding all night. The owners wife who was the waitress was nice enough to bring out her husband Chef Tony. He informed me they were out of this dish and convinced me to try the Rum Cake which filled the spot. I shall return to give this spot another try. I will say I left hungry and had to stop at Dupar's for my Bread Pudding craving which I took home.

May 10, 2014
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Sattdown Jamaican Grill (Studio City)

Anybody have any input on this Jamaican spot? I'll give it a try this weekend, friends are telling me their food and meat patties are better then Coley's, curious to hear what others have to say?

Best Pizza SFV

My Top 5 for the Valley would be:

1) Lido's Pizza in Van Nuys
2) Barone's in Valley Glen
3) Little Toni's in North Hollywood
4) Pit Fire Pizza
5) Vincenzo’s Pizza in Granada Hils

May 02, 2014
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Best Thai Restaurant in Hollywood

Taking some friends out for Thai in Hollywood next month. Looking for the perfect meal, starting with soup, appetizer & a few entrees. Narrowed it down between:

-Pa Ord Noodle
-Sapp Coffee Shop
-Yai Restaurant

Above are the 3 I would love some feedback on for the spot we should choose?

We've already dined in the past at RCA, Jitlada, & Original Hoy Ka

Want to try a different spot.

Thank you

May 01, 2014
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Al Pastor Tacos:

For those that love their tacos freshly carved from the spit, I just returned from "El Taco Llama" see photo

They told me only on the weekends at this location they prepare the meat on the spit. This is at the location on Van Nuys & Sherman Way

So good....

Apr 19, 2014
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Grimaldi's Pizza in El Segundo Review:

Was in El Segundo for a business meeting and would of been caught in rush hour traffic if I drove straight home. Therefore I planned to have a dinner at Grimaldi's, after hearing about this Brooklyn institute coming to LA. I had to try it. My server Alejandro was very helpful in introducing the menu to me. I went with a Small pepperoni Pizza with half sausage & half bacon, with a wheat beer to start. Out comes my hot pizza and boy was it tasty and I have half saved for tomorrow. I then met the manager Jesus who showed me photos of the original location under neath the Brooklyn bridge, always a pleasure hearing stories from people who take pride in their restaurant's history. He convinced me to try a Canoli and it was one of the best I've had, that is on the West Coast. Next time I'm in this city I will make it a regular visit

Apr 16, 2014
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Dinner in El Segundo?

Thank you everyone for the responses ;.)

Apr 07, 2014
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Dinner in El Segundo?

Next week I have a 5-6pm meeting in El Segundo and to avoid traffic would like any dinner recommendations to kill some time. My meeting is down the street from McCormick & Schmick's. Would love any suggestions for:

-Chinese
-Japanese
-Thai
-Mexican
-Italian
-Fried Chicken

Thank you in advance

Apr 07, 2014
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La Ventura-Studio City (new Mexican Restaurant)

A friends and I dined here last night and I wasn't impressed at all. Sure to the couples who stick with locations right on the blvd. you might like it. Knowing there are so many better Mexican restaurants off the blvd, this just didn't kick it for me. We started with a couple margarita's, they come on the rocks only, zero blended drinks. If you want chips & salsa, you will be charged. We gave it a try, both the 3 salsas and the guacamole, the chips were thick like the ones you buy at Vallarta and the salsa & guac just didn't stand out for us. I was hoping to try the Calamari tacos, this was already dropped from the menu. Instead I went with the Al Pastor tacos since I'm a sucker when carved from the spit with pineapple. What can I say, 90% of the trucks out there are better, tacos were small portions on the meat and I left unhappy. For 2 our meal was a little over $50, I wont return....Out take Bistro was much better.

Feb 09, 2014
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Santa Monica Cafe that's coming to Studio City?

Thank you, it's Joan's on Third I was thinking of

Jan 04, 2014
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Santa Monica Cafe that's coming to Studio City?

I read about a very popular Santa Monica Cafe that is coming to Studio City, anybody recall what it is? I know "Lemonade" is opening, just could of sworn it was something else?

Jan 04, 2014
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La Ventura-Studio City (new Mexican Restaurant)

Has anybody tried this new spot yet on Ventura Blvd near Laurel?

http://www.laventurarestaurant.com

All I've read is it's the new restaurant by one of the Food Network cook off winners, curious to hear feedback?

Thank you

Jan 04, 2014
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Panang curry

Sanamluang Cafe, is delicious and in my Top 3 just they do not make any curries which Panang falls under.

Dec 15, 2013
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Panang curry

Give these 2 spots a try:

-Swan Thai in North Hollywood
&
-Teya Thai in Valley Village

Dec 14, 2013
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Spitz Studio City (Donar Kebob-now open)

My apologies, I was so excited to finally have a Turkish Donar spot in my area I jumped the gun. I should have tried this first before posting. Well, I just returned from trying their street cart Donar which tasted nothing like the authentic ones you would get in Europe and a side of street cart fries which was just a mess of heaping topping over fries, disgusting. Long story short, I shall not return.

Dec 13, 2013
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Spitz Studio City (Donar Kebob-now open)

I noticed Spitz did their soft opening last week. I haven't had a good Donar Kebob since my travels to Berlin, Germany

Will be a great addition to the neighborhood, this is on my list to try.

Would love to hear what others say if they've tasted so far?

3737 Cahuenga Blvd
Studio City CA 91604

Cross streets are Lankershim Blvd and Regal Street

Nov 21, 2013
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